Heard the rear engine H3's are now mid engine H3's. Not quite the 4 wheel drive he talked about and most of us hoped for.........But, should show improvement on the gravel roads. Should have a top 5 run as long as the tire inflation system does not fail every single day like last year. Should not have to worry about him sailing the H3 end over end like he did up at Parker during testing last year either.
RG is the inly Hubuggy in the entry list so far.
No team mate this year??
i don't think carlos sainz would admit to anything regarding rg's talents other than just acknowledging that he's there. even if he did comment on on rg's desert racing prowess, this ain't no desert race straight up. there's farm roads [where rg had problems in the early stages last year] mountain roads, some snow, etc. and i'll disagree that rg's hummer is as competitive as the touregs on the majority of the stages with the restrictions on the car that the ASO has placed on it. sure, he'll be fast on some wide open stages and may even win a stage or two. but let's not forget about who we're talking about here. robby gordon seems to stay awake all night long trying to figure out how to screw things up and generally speaking, he comes up with lots of options. he tries to get too cute with ideas, doesn't take the advice of his navigator and gets lost and has to backtrack, will have support issues that the vw team won't have. look, there's no one that hopes that rg does well as much as i do, but with this car and program where there's limited support, he'll have to be perfect to podium this rally and i just don't see that happening because we're talking about robby gordon here aren't we? giant stones. plenty of "want to". lots of talkin'. lots of bling, flashes of brilliance. but zero consistency. great one day. loses two hours the next stage for a new reason almost every time. he just can't and won't put together what it will take to win this thing. his best chance to win this thing was in what now is mark millers ride for the vw team and he may have already done that if he weren't so head strong and stubborn, bound and determined to fail on his own in typical rg fashion. he brings many great new ideas to endurance rally racing but just can't capitalize on them against the huge factory efforts. and i respectfully disagree that over the long run that his two wheel drive h3 is as good as the 4x4 touregs in this venue. but i'd agree that he's the only one on the planet that could compete with the factory teams if he races smart. there in lies the problem now doesn't it? gas on.Well said randy S. Its that combination of RG persona, Supersize Hummer, roaring (but restricted)Corvette V8, Long Travel Suspension that does it. No number of VWs can compete with that. "just better Rally raid cars"; I dont know about that. Ive seen to many occasions where that Hummer just flies by those supposedly better cars. Like you said, its Robby, its not the car. "world class drivers": If you ask Sainz who the best ever desert racer is, he'll tell you its Robby Gordon, no doubt. Cause sianz knows when nothing gets wrong Robby will win, with the 2WD hummer, No turbo. I think Robby has a real chance here winning this edition of dakar. His driving skills and guts are unsurpassed, you cant argue with that.